Health and Public Policy Committee


Recommend to the Board of Regents College policy regarding national, state or local public policies on issues broadly affecting the health of the public, individual patients, and the practice of medicine.

Composition (15)

Chair, who is a Regent; Vice-Chair, who is a Governor; 11 members, including at least one Regent, at least one Governor, one Resident/Fellow member, one Medical Student, and one Early Career Physician member.

The President and Chair of the Board of Regents are ex officio, voting members.


Chair, Vice Chair, and members serve one-year terms renewable up to three times for a total of four years, unless extended by the Chair, Board of Regents. The early career physician, medical student and resident/fellow member positions are appointed according to the BOR-approved policy for council appointments.

2023-24 Members

David R. Hilden, MD, MPH, FACP
Scott. F. Davies Chair of Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare
Professor and Vice-Chair of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty: Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine

Micah W. Beachy, DO, FACP, Vice Chair (Governor)
VP, Chief Quality Officer, and Associate Professor
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
Specialty: Hospital Medicine

Jan K. Carney, MD, MPH, MACP (Regent)
Associate Dean for Public Health & Health Policy; Professor of Medicine
Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
South Burlington, VT
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Matt Hollon, MD, MPH, MACP
Clinical Professor
UW School of Medicine -- Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership
Associate Program Director, Providence IM Residency Spokane
Spokane, WA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Cynthia A. Jumper, MD, MPH, MACP
Professor of Internal Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, TX  79401
Specialties: Internal Medicine

Selvam Joseph Mascarenhas, MD, FACP (Governor)
Medical Director and Physician Advisor
Christiana Care CareVIO
Hockessin, DE
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Jenny R. Silberger, MD, FACP (Governor)
Westside Lead, SNF Program; CCQM Lead and Quality Assurance Physician Consultant
NW Permanente P.C.
Portland, OR
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Jamar Slocum, MD
Assistant Professor of Hospital Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington, DC
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Michael J. Tan, MD, MACP, FIDSA
Professor of Internal Medicine
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Lead Physician, Summa Health Medical Group, Infectious Disease,
Summa Health
Akron, OH
Specialties: Infectious Diseases, IM

Elham A. Yousef, MD, MBA, MSC, SFHM, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5038
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Eileen D. Barrett, MD, MPH, SFHM, MACP (Chair, Board of Regents)
(Ex-officio member)
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Omar T. Atiq, MD, MACP (President)
(Ex-officio member)
Professor of Medicine and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR
Specialty: Oncology/Hematology

Haidn Foster, MD (CRFM)
Internal Medicine Resident
Penn State Health
Hummelstown, PA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Austin Hoeg (CSM)
Medical Student
University of Minnesota Medical School
St. Paul, MN
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Ankita Sagar, MD, MPH, FACP (CECP)
Plainview, NY
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Staff Liaison: Renee Butkus

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